Wednesday, 27 April 2016


Wow! It does seem an age since I last joined in with Julia's Weekly desk round up at The Stamping Ground. I was all set last week before we had to go on a mission!!!!
I have been saving some photos for you of my trip to Version Scrap in Paris…and of course on my desk are the few goodies I managed to buy.
So few you might wonder….and of course there is a tale to tell…..
Hubby had a migraine on the morning my SIL and I were due to go so he stayed in the hotel while we walked with BIL to where Version Scrap was being held. As we were on the way hubby phoned to say he was feeling better, so BIL and he arranged to met at the Natural History Museum - about half a mile away from VS.
By the time we had gone through security and then to the ticket Desk to pick up our tickets,(kindly left by Sally from Paper Artsy as I had applied to PA for tickets) it was getting on and the place was PACKED!!!!
Not wanting to rush into spending our money we ambled(and fought our way through crowds!)around the area, SIL bought some distress inks and we went to join the hot dog queue. It was hot and both my cardi and coat were draped over my bag while we ate. As we were near to the loos decided to 'go'! Just as we were sorting out bags BIL appeared - asking why we weren't answering our phones…it seems that he had been trying for an hour….hubby had passed out in a lift at the museum!!! 
Now…if I had answered the call I probably would have suggested that hubby sleep it off…he was in a darkened medical room at the museum…but as BIL had rushed over, fought his way in(tight security regs and no ticket!!) felt the best thing to do was to leave…except that I hadn't bought anything and there was no pass out system available(or maybe  there was  - I just asked the wrong people)!
I knew that if I went back to hubby and and hadn't bought anything he would yell at me(sort of..he doesn't yell!!)so I gave myself 20 minutes to zoom to two stands - probably would have got more but the  queues to pay were quite long so just grabbed at stuff…as you see here!
We hot footed over to the museum to find hubby….first words…"What are you doing here?"…….
Good news is  - he felt better and we set off and found somewhere for the menfolk to eat while we enjoyed a cup of coffee!
Now for those photos..

 Of course I can see loads of things I would have liked!!!! I would have loved to see more of the demos on the stands , although we did watch for a while at PA in the morning! 

I hope I haven't rambled too much and that you enjoy these photos!

Thanks for looking, Chris



Christine said...

Wonderful photos! Wished I had known about this before we went over - a week too late .....
Glad that DH is ok, as to the goodies - enjoy what you have and maybe next year ..............

Take care and have a good week

Bishopsmate #49

CraftygasheadZo said...

Wonderful pics. Glad hubby was ok. Fab new stash to play with! Take care Zo xx 44

Annie said...

Really glad DH is ok and that you managed to grab yourself a few bargains at least.
Have a great week.
Annie x #10

Valerie-Jael said...

Glad you had fun, and that hubby was soon better - nice stamps! Hugs, Valerie

Barb said...

Glad to hear your hubby was ok. You certainly managed a good shop in 20 minutes and I thought I was good! Barbxx

Sandy said...

Good fathers! It sounds to me like you had quite an adventure. Hope your husband is doing well now - that sounds pretty scary to me especially for Bill.
I would have gone crazy looking at all the good stuff for my stash! It is probably for the best I wasn't there.
I am enjoying your pictures!!
sandy xx

glitterandglue said...

Goodness me. What a time you all had there in Paris, Chris. I do hope hubby is now fully recovered. What a shame you didn't have longer at the show - but it was more important that you saw hubby.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #2

chrissie said...

Terrific photos again and it looks like you got some nice stash as well--good on ya! I know you only did it to avoid any yelling

Love Chrissie xx

Lynn Holland said...

Your man has my sympathy, I have migraines too.
I would have been giving my purse a bashing if I'd been there haha
Lynn 12 x

Anne said...

Oh my word what goings on :-) Glad DH was fine though !!! Anne x #56

Susanne said...

Oh wow, amazing photos of amazing stamps! Looks like so much fun! Happy WOYWW. Susanne #38

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a story! I totally understand about how your hubby would have been mad if you hadn't seen and purchased some things. It's nice to be loved like that that. You got some great items out of the deal. PJ & Dio #57

Helen said...

those Carabelle stamps are just gorgeous, you will love them. Sorry you had a curtailed trip to Version Scrap - you'll just have to go again next year! Helen #1

Crafty She said...

Hi Chris, I'm so glad you managed to get some gorgeous stamps and so pleased hubby soon felt better. Great photos. xxxx

Diane Futrell said...

great goodies. I wouldn't be able to resist any!
Have a great day.
Diane - WOYWW #36

Sharon Koole said...

What a wonderful trip that sounds like and so many goodies! I think I would be just awestruck going through there. Glad you had fun and hubby managed to get rid of migraine.

Have a great week
Sharon K #46

Meggymay said...

Yes, you had a tale to tell. Pleased your hubby was okay and you managed to buy some goodies. Great photos as well.
Yvonne xx

Anonymous said...

Your hubby sounds like such a gem of a man! I'm glad he was okay, not a nice experience for him. You did so well to manage to get your hands on anything at all, especially with long queues for paying. I sure hope you have fun with what you did manage to buy and who knows, maybe next year will see you return and with greater success :)

Angela Radford said...

So pleased you are around again, seems quite a while. Looks as though you made a good choice of new stash even if you didn't have long, love those stamps. You must show us how you use them. Have a great week and happy woyww, Angela x 21

butterfly said...

Oh my goodness - what a pity, having got all the way there, that you didn't have more time to see the show, but hearing that news I can imagine you'd want to go and check on him. It looks as though you made good use of your brisk shopping time though - those artStamps look just amazing.
Alison x

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

You got some cool stamps during your fast and furious shopping spree. I've always wanted to go to an arts and crafts materials and tools exhibit, but I probably would be dangerous for my wallet. Thanks for visiting my blog and blessings!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I have to laugh at the nonchalant way this tale unfolded. Seems BIL was more worried than either you or T. That looks like a HUGE craft show. And I see you really LOVE your stamps!

Neet said...

Gosh what an adventure that turned out to be. Glad DH was ok but so sorry that you did not get to see as much as you would have liked. Do you recommend the show or is it too busy?
See you on the 14th.
Hugs, Neet xx
ps love the photos

Twiglet said...

Hope he is well recovered! Hopelessly late at visiting again this week - busy with Ben, curtains and lunch out with Sister in law - all good fun!

StampinCarol said...

Wow! You all had quite the "adventure"! Glad your hubby is ok. Looks like some fun goodies you got! Thanks for the visit and hope you have a great weekend!
Carol N #41

Neet said...

Doh! Original Dizzy Blonde - see you next Saturday. Silverwolf is coming up.
N xxx